Home inspections are a critical part of the home buying process.  Minimize problems and get the most bang for your buck by avoiding these home inspection mistakes.


Hiring an Inspector for the wrong reasons.  Basing your choice of inspector on the fact they quoted the lowest price, they promised to do the inspection the quickest, or your brother-in-law "knows a guy" is a great way to get a poorly performed home inspection that could really cost you.


Having unrealistic expectations of your inspector.  Home Inspectors don't have x-ray vision and can't see through walls or foundations.  They can't tell you whether or not you should buy a house, or how much you should be paying for it.  The Home Inspector can only comment on what they can see and provide you with information in order for you to make an informed decision on proceeding with buying the home or not.  Homes don't "pass" or "fail" an inspection.


Not attending the inspection.  If you are not there you will miss an invaluable opportunity to learn about the nuts and bolts of the house you may be buying.  


Ignoring the inspection report.  Don't just stick it in a drawer and consider it just another item checked off of your home buying to do list.  If the inspector recommends an issue be further investigated or certain repairs be made, find out who the right person for the job would be and get estimates.


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Patrick Daley

Patrick Daley

Real Estate Broker
CENTURY 21 United Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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